Lee Jackson Legacy

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Timeline

Then & Now

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  • 2002

    Lee F. Jackson named Chancellor of the University of North Texas System

  • 2002

    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approves the UNT College of Engineering

  • 2003

    UNT opens Pohl Recreation Center in Denton

  • 2004

    UNT opens Victory Hall residence hall

  • 2005

    UNT Health Science Center acquires Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas property, which increased the Fort Worth campus by 15.5 acres

  • 2006

    UNT System acquires Majestic Lofts, located at 1900 Elm Street in Downtown Dallas

  • 2007

    UNT Dallas opens its first campus building

  • 2007

    UNT opens two new residence halls -- Honors Hall and Legends Hall -- as well as a wellness center, Chestnut Hall

  • 2008

    UNT System acquires 1901 Main Street in Downtown Dallas as an eight-story classroom and office facility

  • 2009

    State of Texas approves UNT Dallas College of Law and earmarks $5 million of the State’s 2011-2012 budget for the law school

  • 2010

    University of North Texas at Dallas officially opens as the third independent institution of higher education in the UNT System

  • 2010

    Founders Hall opens at UNT Dallas

  • 2011

    UNT's Apogee Stadium opens as the first energy-efficient, LEED Platinum, college football stadium in the nation

  • 2011

    UNT's Business Leadership Building opens in Denton

  • 2011

    UNT System begins to consolidate administrative functions and staff for many information technology, human resource, and finance functions, relying on common processes and the transfer of over 400 personnel from campus to System payroll.

  • 2013

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) grants accreditation to UNT Dallas to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees

  • 2013

    UNT System College of Pharmacy admits first class

  • 2014

    UNT Dallas College of Law admits first class

  • 2015

    UNT Health Science Center announces memorandum of understanding to create a new MD school in Fort Worth in conjunction with Texas Christian University. The new school will accept its first class in 2018.

  • 2015

    UNT opens Rawlins Hall residence hall

  • 2016

    UNT opens New College at Frisco in Collin County

  • 2016

    The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education™ ranks UNT among the nation's 115 top-tier research universities

  • 2016

    DART opens new UNT Dallas campus light rail station

  • 2016

    UNT opens new Student Union

  • 2016

    UNT Dallas campus breaks ground on its first residence hall, a milestone signifying the university’s continued growth. 

  • 2017

    UNT breaks ground College of Visual Arts & Design building

  • 2017

    UNT breaks ground on new residence hall

  • 2017

    UNT Health Science Center breaks ground on Interdisciplinary Research Building

  • 2017

    UNT Dallas breaks ground on Student Learning and Success Center

  • 2017

    UNT System institutions add several new degrees MS in Public Health Science (UNTHSC), BA in Latino and Mexican American Studies (UNT), BS in Consumer Experience Management (UNT), MS in Digital Communications Analytics (UNT), MS in Data Science (UNT), MS in Advanced Data Analytics (UNT) and BBA in Business Analytics (UNTD).

  • 2017

    UNT Dallas College of Law is awarded provisional approval for accreditation by the American Bar Association and its first class of graduates take the Texas State Bar Exam.

  • 2017

    UNT System acquires the City of Dallas Municipal Building (106 S. Harwood) to become the permanent home of UNT Dallas College of Law